ACL Renews Musi Racing Sponsorship, Continues as Official Supplier of Performance Engine Bearings of Pat Musi Racing Engines
MOORESVILLE, NC — After a successful first-year partnership, ACL Bearings and its ACL RACE Series Performance Engine Bearings are set to be the Official Engine Bearing of Pat Musi Racing Engines for a second straight year.
The sponsorship marked ACL’s first major drag racing sponsorship and it proved to be a rewarding one for both parties, as the custom engine bearing Pat Musi and his team designed and engineered for his applications were a success.
It strengthened an already great relationship and Musi is excited for what the future holds between the two companies.
“We’ve developed several products with them over the years and we’re working on developing some new things with them as well. We’re happy with them and they’re happy with us, so it’s working out great,” Musi said.
“They’ve got a really good engineering group and it’s a company full of good people. They’ve been a great group to work with.”
MOORESVILLE, NC — After a successful first year as partners, Musi Racing announced today that Newell INX, a designer of state-of-the-art automotive wash mitts, has returned as a sponsor for the 2021 season.
The company will support the Musi Racing team, led by star driver Lizzy Musi, as well continue its partnership with Pat Musi Racing Engines.
“It’s a company that really believes in us and it’s exciting to have them on board,” Pat Musi said. “They’ve got a lot of great ideas, and Newell INX is a company that wants to partner with us and grow with us. It’s a great relationship and we’re thrilled to see it continue this year.”
Newell INX and its Newell Wash Mitt was created by owner David Newell, offering a unique and top-quality product that has undergone extensive testing.
The company spent more than 18 years in researching and developing the ideal automotive wash mitt, focusing on comfort, performance and durability. The finished product, which was developed from high-quality carpet materials, is a wash mitt that doesn’t wear out, offering a deeper and safer scrubbing experience each and every time.
MOORESVILLE, NC — A longtime relationship between Pat Musi Racing Engines and Lucas Oil shows no signs of slowing down, as the two companies announced their partnership will continue for the 2021 racing season.
Lucas Oil will also sponsor Lizzy Musi and the Musi Racing team this season, and the partnership will also continue in the engine shop for Pat Musi Racing Engines. It has been the company’s lubricant of choice for more than a decade, helping deliver standout results and an impressive championship resume for Pat Musi Racing Engines.
“We’ve been with them for more than ten years, and I hope to work with Lucas Oil for at least another ten years,” Pat Musi said. “It’s turned into a great sponsorship and something we’re really proud of, and I’m excited to see what we can do together this year.”
On the dragstrip, Lizzy Musi has become a top name in sport, putting together a number of strong runs in the Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings circuit. She jumped onto the scene a year ago, piloting the Musi 959-powered “Aftershock” Camaro to three victories in the series.
MOORESVILLE, NC — With a relationship that has spanned more than two decades, Pat Musi Racing Engines and Edelbrock, a leading manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket performance parts, have formed a lasting partnership that has been pivotal for both companies.
That relationship will extend into 2021 as well, as Pat Musi Racing Engines and Musi Racing today announced a continuing partnership with Edelbrock for the upcoming racing season. Edelbrock will again support the Musi Racing team and driver Lizzy Musi, who will pilot the Edelbrock-equipped “Aftershock” Camaro on the Street Outlaws circuit.
Edelbrock and Pat Musi Racing Engines will continue their long-lasting partnership as well, building on the collaborative Edelbrock/Musi product line that was released in 2019.
“I became a consultant with Edelbrock in 2000 and more than 20 years later, it’s really turned into a big deal for both of us,” Pat Musi said. “It’s led to even bigger opportunities and an even bigger relationship, and it says a lot to have worked together for more than two decades. We’ve worked hand-in-hand developing products with Edelbrock. A decal on a car just doesn’t do it anymore. You have to work together, and that’s what we have with Edelbrock.”
The candidate must have experience in engine assembly and block work, including honing and boring, but Pat Musi emphasized the position will include multiple tasks.
The candidate would work under Robert Hallberg, who is the head assembler at the shop and has worked with Musi for 40 years. He’s regarded as one of the most experienced assemblers in the industry, giving the potential employee an opportunity to thrive at one of the top engine-building companies in the sport.
“This is a great chance for somebody to get involved with a shop that continues to grow,” Musi said. “We’ve got a successful team here and it’s a good group of people. Nobody has any egos and we work with the best people in the country. It’s shaping up to be a big 2021 and this is a unique opportunity, and because we’re so busy we definitely need someone who can hit the ground running.”
MOORESVILLE, NC — The all-new 959 cubic inch monster from Pat Musi Racing Engines didn’t take long to show its potential. The latest nitrous engine had an immediate and impressive showing at the Snowbird Outlaw Nationals, with both Lizzy Musi and Dean Marinis running 3.61-seconds during the race.
It came after a few adjustments, including a new 12.6 inch deck height and new cylinder heads, but the results are extremely promising for an engine poised to deliver big power for racers next season.
“I think we’re really onto something with this engine,” Pat Musi said. “We moved the deck height and it seems to be a lot better. It’s just a better piece. Look, we’re always trying to improve and this seems to be really good. We’re pretty pleased with the results.”
The new 959 cubic inch Musi engine is now available for the upcoming season, with its performance in Bradenton providing just a glimpse of its capabilities.
Along with Marinis and Musi, J.R. Gray, who made a big splash in his Radial vs. the World debut earlier this fall, used his 959 engine to advance to the final round at the race, while RvW star Marcus Birt has turned in a tremendous 2020 season with a number of wins running the powerful engine.
The star racer and her Pat Musi Racing Engines-powered Edelbrock-equipped Lucas Oil “Aftershock” Camaro will be featured heavily during tonight’s episode on the Discovery channel. It premieres at 8 p.m. EST and includes Musi and Team NOLA competing against Team Iowa as both squads race for a shot at $300,000.
Filmed at an undisclosed concrete road in Wyoming earlier this summer, the series has been a huge hit with teams and drivers vying for the title of the “Fastest in America.” On Monday, Musi gets her first shot this season to showcase her talents to a national television audience.
“It’s the first time this season that our team is featured and we actually race, so we’re looking forward to it. It’s going to be an exciting episode,” Pat Musi said. “This series and the whole Street Outlaws deal is a whole other way to get drag racing out there and it’s doing a good job of it. There’s millions of viewers interested each week and tonight should be good.”